EPPO Global Database

Phoracantha semipunctata(PHOASE)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1980s
From CABI Pest map 272 (2007): Present, restricted distribution
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service 463, California only.

According to Eatough Jones et al. (2015): introduced into California in the mid-1980s where it killed large numbers of eucalyptus trees. Populations then declined to very low levels in the mid-1990s following the establishment of P. recurva.
* Eatough Jones M, Hanlon CC, Paine TD (2015) Potential interspecific competition between congeneric longhorned beetle species (Coleoptera; Cermabycidae) in an adventive environment. Environmental Entomology 44(4), 960-965.

* FAO (1987) Outbreak and new records. United States. Appareance of Phoracantha semipunctata. FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 35, 68.

* NPPO of the USA (1994).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Absent, unreliable record view...